Proven Achiever: Charisse Bremond Weaver

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In January 2006, Charisse Bremond Weaver assumed the Presidency of the Brotherhood Crusade, the community service and development organization founded by her late father, Walter Bremond, in 1968. She is the first woman to ever hold this post in an organization. She has also set out to maintain the Brotherhood Crusade’s reputation as a powerful, established voice for a community that has periodically erupted under the pressures of socioeconomic inequality and institutionalized injustice.
Her partnering efforts with The California Endowment to develop and implement a ten-year plan to comprehensively transform South Los Angeles embodies and represents the depth of her commitment and dedication to improved quality of life, social justice, and social equity for all people. As well as partnering with The California Community Foundation on BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men): BLOOM is a partnership with the community of South Los Angeles to improve educational and employment opportunities for 14-18 year old Black males who are, or have been, involved in the county probation system. BLOOM increases leadership and career-based mentoring opportunities for Black male youth while addressing policies that lead to chronic involvement with the judicial system and reshaping public perception of Black male youth.
Charisse Bremond’s ability to build corporate and community partnerships has been her distinguishing trademark throughout the years. She’s built long-term relationships with government officials, corporate executives and community leaders. These relationships have resulted in fundraising dollars. She has, herself, generated over $60 Million that has been used to support nonprofit institutions in the areas of health, education and social services. In 2019, Ms. Bremond Weaver will be recognized by KTLA Black History Visionary Campaign, 2016 was awarded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California Chairman’s Award, “2015 Woman of the Year” by the 59th Assembly District of the California State Assembly, and February 2014 Mrs. Bremond Weaver and her husband George Weaver were recognized by the James Irvine Foundation for the 2014 James Irvine Leadership Award. Charisse Bremond Weaver is a graduate of Utah State University, where she was honored as Alumna of the Year; becoming the first African American women ever selected for this honor. She attended the institution on a women’s basketball scholarship and received her degree in Communications.
Now, though she is approaching 33 years of service in the community, Charisse Bremond Weaver still genuinely feels a great passion for the community. “It’s the same inspiration that caused my father to create an institution that has been on the earth almost as long as I have. I am amazed at how much we’ve done and how much more there is to do,” she offers.

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